The Baltimore Orioles didn't waste any time scoring against Rick Porcello. In the first at bat of this inning, Price tried to get Manny Machado with a fastball down and in. It was just the third run the right-hander has given up this year in 25 1/3 innings.
Baltimore never relinquished the lead.
"Game was about not being able to do much against one of the best pitchers in the game", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Alec Asher gave up 2 runs in 6.1 innings and earned his second win. "That kind of set the tone".
"It's nice to rebound and have a good game", he said.
These issues have made John Farrell jumble the players around and try to find the lineup and rotation that will allow this team to win games. Baltimore's pen pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball while the Red Sox pen went 2 innings of scoreless ball.
The Boston Red Sox tangle with the Baltimore Orioles in Saturday MLB baseball action.
It was hard to know what to expect from David Price this year. "He's a little snake-bit right now, to be honest".
After the Red Sox regained the lead on Pena's errant throw, Benintendi gave them breathing room with another home run in the seventh, then an RBI single in the ninth.More news: Philippine casino attacker a gambling addict, not terrorist
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Following the seventh inning stretch with Price still on the hill, Machado finally got the Birds on the board and cut the Red Sox lead to one.
His final line - 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. There are going to be bad days from everyone in the group, but Price was a big reason the Red Sox were division favorites before the season. Joseph was tagged out on the play.
Boston leadoff batter Mookie Betts got his 500th career hit with a swinging bunt to open the game.
Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez is headed to the 10-day disabled list with a right knee subluxation. Bundy is hoping for continued support from second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who is 3-for-8 with a home run and three RBIs in the series but just 4-for-20 in his career against Price.
Orioles: LHP Zach Britton (forearm strain) has increased the distance and number of throws he's making daily in Florida.
The Orioles (29-24) have won the first two games of this series and also are on a three-game winning streak.
Red Sox: David Price (0-0, 5.40 ERA) heads to the mound Saturday night for his second start since coming off the DL with an elbow injury. That was the only flaw in an otherwise sparkling performance that enabled Price to improve to 12-5 lifetime against the Orioles.
Bundy allowed a two-run home run in the fourth to Hanley Ramirez, but wasn't pleased with the result.